Mac and Cheese Cups

July 4, 2018

Imagine two of our kiddie favorites: Mac & Cheese and Cupcakes rolled together into one hearty snack.

Bring out your inner cheese, whip up a batch and who knows, this might be the key to wooing your childhood sweetheart back to your lame and lonely love life.

Behold! A savory counterpart to the sinfully sweet cupcakes we have all come to love is born.

Though appealing (but not limited) to the insanely cheesy, these Mac & Cheese Cups are sure to tug your hungry heartstrings and make you fall in love in a way that no Nicholas Sparks novel can ever capture.

So please, invite your sweetheart over and bask in some romantic flicks while munching on these Mac & Cheese Cups.

They say that the best way to a man’s (or woman’s!) heart is through his (or her) stomach. Well, with these by your side, you’re truly destined to win both.

The only bad part is that these little babies are still calorie-loaded and might turn you into a 789-pound whale; but with true love, who cares?

Mac and Cheese Cups

Yield: 1 dozen cups

Ingredients for the Mac and Cheese

  • 4 cups cooked macaroni
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated Monterey jack or gruyere
  • 1 recipe béchamel sauce
  • 2 pcs eggs

Ingredients for the Bechamel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Ingredients for the Topping

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs (regular bread crumbs will work as well)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Procedure for Béchamel

  1. Heat butter until melted.
  2. Add in flour and cook for 1 minute or until it sizzles.
  3. Slowly add in the milk while whisking continuously.
  4. Season with salt, mustard and nutmeg.

Procedure for Topping

  1. Mix together melted butter, bread crumbs and parsley.
  2. Set aside.

Procedure for Macaroni and Cheese Cups

  1. In a bowl, put the cooked macaroni.
  2. Mix in all the cheeses and the Béchamel sauce.
  3. Check seasonings and adjust as needed.
  4. Add in the eggs and mix well.
  5. Lightly oil muffin pan and fill with macaroni cheese mixture.
  6. Top with bread crumb mixture.
  7. Bake in 350 degree F preheat oven for 30-40 minutes or until top is browned.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from muffin pan.
  9. Serve.

Notes

  1. Panko is a type of Japanese Breadcrumbs found in Japanese groceries.
  2. Feel free to use other varieties of cheese for this recipe.
  3. You can line the muffin pan with paper cups for easier handling.
  4. Add extra ingredients like ham and mushrooms for added flavor.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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4 responses to “Mac and Cheese Cups”

  1. jay viray says:

    i’ll definitely try this, but forget my lover! this one’s all for me!

    why do you keep torturing people like us who desperately need to lose weight? haha! i really really appreciate your site, how you take the extra effort to make food as accessible and delicious as it should be. keep on whipping up awesome recipes! 🙂

    • Mikka Wee says:

      Lol actually, I’d eat them all by myself, too. Thanks for your comment, Jay! We super appreciate the love. 🙂 Don’t worry. I also need to find more ways to burn the bilbil. 😉 

  2. Lea says:

    Do these freeze well for future consumption, say a week?

  3. tutzy says:

    Can I use the Macaroni & Cheese in a box?

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